Who We Are

Fort Worth local family-owned online retail business born out of a dream to encourage creativity, talent, knowledge, and growth to one's full potential.

Purposed to minimize waste in our local society, Simple Wood Ideas strives to repurpose and upcycle furniture for variety of looks: from simple and elegant to modern and contemporary styles.

Founded and owned by a Texan small business woman entrepreneur, Elaine Marcus is also a mother and a wife who believes in American dream for better and simpler life for future generations.

Our Story

2003 - 2008

Newly-wed couple started repairing old broken furniture in their garage.

2008 - 2013

Selling used furniture online made it possible to warehouse it at a storage facility in South Fort Worth .


Much of donated broken furniture was shipped on pallets and wooden crates, thus making it possible to reclaim the wood material for woodworking.


With the help of large wood reclaiming equipment and accumulated byproducts of broken furniture (knobs, hinges, etc), Simple Wood Ideas Custom Furniture was brought to life with trial and error projects.

Our Hardworking Team is Always on the Job

There are obstacles. There are mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Green Business is Not Easy

Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress, but for something we love is called passion.

Finding Solutions to Many Problems

It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice, and love of what you do.

Making Healthy and Ecofriendly Choices

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognise them.

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